It's a great house— a survivor— and we lust after the kitchen, a bath, and cabinet details.

We seem to be obsessed with these hillside houses on small lots where the pool is at the top of the property…

Lacking a backyard, this new Hollywood Hills house puts the obligatory swimming pool on the roof.

Not everyone's image of San Francisco living, but this condo is only a block from the Embarcadero, Pier 30 and the planned America's Cup Village, the ballpark, and South Beach Park.

Apartments in this circa-1961 building don't come on the market very often, and this one looks like it may have only one occupant since the building went up- and its original kitchen appliances.

In an otherwise languishing real estate market, this condo went "pending" in less than a day.

Up in the Berkeley Hills, there's a (mostly) renovated house from 1962 with the perfect view towards the Golden Gate Bridge, framing the America's Cup Race route. Invest in binoculars to offer to your guests.

A Modernist house, built below street level but wide open in the back,  is on the market in Los Feliz. The realtor describes it as a "hidden treasure".

Once the home of an eminent UC Berkeley English professor, this c.1933 house has a host of places for your extended library.

Pacific Heights is full of big traditional houses, many now too formal to live in comfortably. Here's one that functions in the 21st Century.